Small Cell Facilities

On August 1, 2018 the City of Kettering adopted Design Guidelines for Small Cell Facilities and Wireless Support Structures (“Design Guidelines”) to provide aesthetic requirements and specifications that all small cell facilities and wireless support structures must meet prior to installation in the City of Kettering right of way. These Design Guidelines were revised July 25, 2019.

The objective of the Design Guidelines is to strike a balance between preserving the character of the City of Kettering through careful design, siting, landscaping and camouflaging techniques to blend these facilities into their environment, while enhancing the ability of wireless communications carriers to deploy small cell facilities and wireless support structures in the City quickly, effectively, and efficiently so that residents, businesses, and visitors benefit from ubiquitous and robust wireless service availability.

View Design Guidelines for Small Cell Facilities and Wireless Support Structures

Operators wanting to install small cell facilities within the public right of way are required to obtain and keep an up-to-date Certificate of Registration and a Minor Maintenance Permit with the City’s Engineering Department. There is a yearly fee associated with these permits. For further information go to Utility Companies under the Engineering Department page.



    1. A small cell provider shall have an up-to-date Certificate of Registration on file with the Engineering Department.
    2. A small cell provider shall have all registration fees paid to the Engineering Department.
    3. A small cell provider shall fill out a and submit a Micro Wireless Permit Application (MWPA) to the City of Kettering Engineering Department located in the Kettering Government Center at 3600 Shroyer Road. Our offices are open 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., weekdays, excluding holidays, OR may submit the Micro Wireless Permit Application online by going to Access Kettering
    4. Electrical service for small cell facilities requires an Electrical Permit from Kettering’s Planning & Development Department. View information on obtaining an Electrical Permit.  

View Micro Wireless Permit Application (MWPA)

Access Kettering Instructions for UTILITY COMPANY

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All Construction activities that take place in the City of Kettering right of way must follow the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD).

For questions, call 937-296-2436 or email


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